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Perthshire Walking Breaks from Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry

Great walks from Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry Perthshire

The Braes of Killiecrankie

There’s a wholehearted guarantee for a day of joy for those able to undertake a 3, 5, 8 or 11-mile walk along quiet road and through woodland alongside the water’s edge. The River Tummel sports some of the most stunning scenery to be found in the UK. Furthermore, you’ll discover ideal Perthshire walking Breaks at Rosemount Hotel.
As the pace of life ever quickens and time off becomes accordingly more precious, a few days spent sauntering through scenery that makes the heart sing and the soul soar, carry some of the highest value as a holiday offering. The search for a short break becomes one for the best walking accommodation, where location and hospitality at the end of a pleasantly tiring day are of prime importance. Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry Perthshire fits the bill on many levels.
We’ve four grades of room which match comfort and amenity with every type of budget and set of priorities. We’re pet friendly and are located at the centre of a network of 40 miles of waymarked trails with endless further walks for those who prefer a ramble off the beaten track. A warm welcome home, with hearty dinners, cosy atmosphere and a well stocked bar complete the recipe for a successful walking break in Pitlochry Perthshire.
Additionally, many pet owning walkers like to bring their canine companion along on walking holidays in Pitlochry. Rosemount Hotel is delighted to offer dog friendly B&B for walking breaks in Pitlochry

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See the Killiecrankie Walk

Pass of Killiecrankie near Pitlochry

Killiecrankie and Beallach Walks
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Loch Faskally from Pitlochry Dam

View of Loch Faskally
from Pitlochry Dam

River Tummel Pitlochry

View of the River Tummel
from Pitlochry Dam

Loch Faskally from Foss Road

Loch Faskally
Viewed from The Foss Road

Views of Loch Faskally along the Foss Road

View of Loch Faskally from Clunie Dam

Linn of Tummel
Along from Coronation Bridge

The Pass of Killiecrankie
Viewed from the Garry Bridge

Viaduct at Killiecrankie

The Boating Station at Pitlochry
Nearly home to Rosemount . . .

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November/December/Twixmas and
January Breaks

November and December can throw up some real surprises to those testing the late Autumn Break market for the first time. Often, the weather can be a lot milder, once the Atlantic storm surges abate. If you can overcome the instinct to curl up and hibernate, this is one of the most invigorating times of year to don a few removal layers, waterproof and walking boots and just get outdoors and see some beautiful scenery. Many of the stunning walks, hereabouts, can still be enjoyed in shortened form. This, especially with some strategic car parking in less well-known locations that we are happy to verbally share with guests, rather than broadcast.

Countless scenic day trips, unsurpassed opportunities to enjoy organised outdoor pursuits, yummy places to eat and Pitlochry’s excellent Theatre add up to an impressive promise of a great time to be had by all.

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Twixmas and January Breaks

Twixmas and January are becoming highly popular times for a mid-winter break as increasing numbers of folk are working over the Festive Period. Additionally, pet owners often prefer to bring their pet away either side of Hogmanay, itself, to enjoy the stunning Winter scenery at a time of more peaceful trading.

Although this is a quieter period there are still plenty of beautiful places to visit and stunning walks for some real quality down-time.

Winter in Pitlochry

 


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Variations Upon the Killiecrankie Walk

The Braes of Killecrankie walk can be conveniently sectioned down into smaller walks using one of several bridges that span the waterways enroute. This makes it ideal for novice or avid hiker alike. For those preferring a hill climb, the walk can incorporate an add-on in the form of the route that runs along Craigower Hill, entitled the Beallach Walk. This is also waymarked and dotted blue, on the map above, as an extension to the heavily demarcated route which skirts Loch Tummel and ventures part-way along the River Garry.
 

Phase 1 – Pitlochry Dam to The Boating Station and Back to Town. A shorter, pleasant loch-side stroll which can be extended to the fuller walk

The route to Pitlochry Dam (Fish Ladder) is well marked at the northwest end of town. It takes about 15 minutes to walk there form Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry. If the intention is simply to enjoy the waterside stroll to cross the Clunie Bridge (marking the start of the walk on the map, above) and walk back to the Boating Station, then there will be time to enjoy the small independent shops and cafes that make our town so very pleasant a place to spend a few hours’ browsing and relaxing.

The views from both sides of Pitlochry Dam are perfectly delightful. However, if you wish to press on, take the path to the right once you have crossed the dam and follow this along the loch in front of Fonab Castle Hotel to an opening that takes you very briefly near the A9, so maybe any off-lead dogs and small children could be secured at this stage. From here, a perfectly good pavement takes you along the quiet Foss Road to Clunie Bridge – where the Killiecrankie walk picks up on our map above.

Pitlochry accommodation for walkers

Phase 2 – Clunie Bridge to Clunie Dam (Idyllic Picnic Spot) and Spardon Wood, then press on for Linn of Tummel, or return to Clunie Bridge and Pitlochry Town

Now’s the time to take a choice. Either cross Clunie Bridge, heading back to town via Pitlochry Boating Staion, or press onwards. Your walk could take you to Clunie Dam and Spardon Wood for some fabulous birds eye views of the most spectacular part of the Tummel Valley, then maybe down to the Loch at Clunie Dam for  picnic before returning to Clunie Bridge and Pitlochry, or you could press on for the Linn of Tummel, across Coronation Bridge to the meeting of the Rivers Tay and Garry. This is a delightful walk alongside tumbling rapids of the Linn of Tummel. When rainfall is sufficient, waterfalls also grace the hillside drops into the river and the mind turns to Hobbits, Elves and Fairies.

On, then to the Garry Bridge – the next point which gives an opportunity to curtail the walk. Coincidentally, this is also home to Highland Fling Bungee, so fear not should you hear blood-curdling screams upon approach. It really is nothing personal:-

Accommodation for walkers Pitlochry

 Phase 3 – Another choice to press on to Killiecrankie Visitor Centre ( and maybe a bus back to Pitlochry or the uphill Beallach Route) or to take the route along the opposite side of Loch Faskally to return to Pitlochry

The last phase of the walk allows one or two more opportunities to curtail – either by pressing on to Killiecrankie Visitor centre (being mindful of the 100 step upward climb) and catching a bus back to Pitlochry, or else by returning along the north facing shore of Loch Faskally via the Boating Station.

Also from Killiecrankie Centre, it is possible to take the Bealach na Searmoin hillside path back to Pitlochry, though we advise that if this is the preference, to reverse the direction of the entire walk, since this stretch is the hardest on the legs.However, the views and total peace and serenity make the slight effort worthwhile.

Back at Rosemount Hotel, a warm, cosy bar awaits with a fine stock of malt whiskies. Just the job to put a spring back in your step. A hearty dinner and fireside chat make a perfect end to the most perfect day.

Perthshirre Walking Breaks

 Further walks  in the Pitlochry area. . . . online leaflets and links

Ben Vrackie Walk

Ben Vrackie is a well known and much-admired hill which forms the ever-changing and scenic northerly landscape to the bustling resort town of Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire. Because “the Ben” sits to the north of the town, the sun lights its rugged southerly aspect, emphasising the contrast between greens, purples and greys in an ever-moving and dramatic way. All this against an equally dynamic and stunningly contrasting sky.

Views of- and from Ben Vrackie, with thanks to Jenny Herdman and Anatoly Zelenin for shares of two of the photos.

Ben Vrackie translates as `speckled mountain` and comes from a time when white quartz rocks were scattered across its slopes. On a good clear day the view from the summit of 2,757 ft (841 m) is tremendous with the Beinn a Ghlo range to the north and the sweep of Strathtay and Strathtummel to the west. In exceptional conditions it is even possible to see Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

The walk to the summit of this imposing backdrop to Pitlochry town (sometimes known as Ben y Vrackie)  is approximately 3 hours  there and back from Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry. The path is well-constructed for most of the route, passing beside Moulin Burn and then across heather moorland.  A Lochan situated two thirds of the way up provides good safe swimming for dogs – an ideal cooler on a hot day. The final section is more demanding, but worth a little effort in return for the rewarding views. Red grouse and red deer live on the hillside and sometimes a flash of white can indicate the presence of the shy mountain hare.

Dunkeld paths Online leaflet

Pitlochry paths Online leaflet

Black Spout Pitlochry (requires to be printed)

8 combinations of Beautiful Walks and Bus Journeys in Perthshire

Birks of Aberfeldy Leaflet

Kinnoull Hill Leaflet

Inner Tay Estuary (Carse of Gowrie) Leaflet

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire

http://www.walking.visitscotland.com

www.outdooraccess-scotland.com

www.metoffice.gov.uk

www.cairngormmountain.org

Great Perthshire Accommodation for Walking Breaks

We hope we have provided sufficient information for you to be able to plan an enjoyable walking break in Perthshire. Remember – Rosemount provides ideal accommodation in Pitlochry Perthshire for walking holidays


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